Juneau man convicted in child porn trial

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) A sex offender was convicted of receipt of child pornography Friday in US District Court in Juneau.

    Jim Wayne Thornhill, 40, faces a minimum of 15 years and a maximum of 40 years behind bars when he is sentenced on November 30.  He could also face up to $250,000 in fines and years of supervised release.

    The FBI received a report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Internet Crimes against Children in October, 2015, and turned the investigation over to Juneau Police.  They later seized a cell phone owned by Thornhill that allegedly contained at least 100 images of child pornography that had been downloaded between November 3, 2014 and December 25, 2014.  Thornhill is already a convicted sex offender.  He was convicted in state court in 2007 of sexual abuse of a minor.

     

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